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Audience at Mason Temple

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Creator:Memphis press scimitar
Title:Audience at Mason Temple
Date:1968 Mar.

Black-and-white photograph taken in March 1968 at a mass meeting held at the Mason Temple in Memphis, Tennessee in support of the Sanitation Workers' Strike. In the photograph, audience members cheer, clap, and wave their hands. The Memphis Sanitation Workers' strike began on February 11, 1968, following years of dangerous working conditions, discrimination, and the work-related deaths of two African American sanitation workers. Led by local clergy, community members engaged in boycotts, mass meetings, marches, and other civil disobedience in support of the strike. The strike ended April 12, 1968.

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Subjects:Civil rights movements--Tennessee--Memphis | African Americans--Tennessee--Memphis | Civil rights--African Americans--Tennessee--Memphis | Civil rights--Tennessee--Memphis | Civil rights demonstrations--Tennessee--Memphis | Mass meetings--Tennessee--Memphis | Sanitation Workers Strike, Memphis, Tenn., 1968 | Freemasonry--Lodges | Strikes and lockouts--Tennessee--Memphis | Sanitation workers--Tennessee--Memphis | United States, Tennessee, Shelby County, Memphis, 35.1495343, -90.0489801
Collection:1968 Sanitation Workers Strike
Institution:University of Memphis. Special Collections Dept.
Contributors:University of Memphis. Libraries. Special Collections Dept.
Original Material:

1968 Sanitation Workers Strike, PS 90012, University of Memphis Libraries Special Collections, Memphis, Tennessee

Persistent Link to Item:http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200700000001965